Monday, August 18, 2008

"Gifts From The Sea" (Book Review)

I read "Gifts From The Sea" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh many years ago when I was a young wife and mother. As I think back on it now, I'm sure I didn't fully grasp the full scope of her profound writing.... or perhaps, I pushed it back somewhere in my subconscience mind-- the compelling content making up a small part of the woman I am today.

Recently, I picked the book up again and was immediately consumed by the author's opening words: "I began these pages for myself, in order to think out my own particular pattern of living, my own individual balance of life, work and human relationships..." Those could have been my own words--that being one of the primary reasons I began my blog writings!!

First published in 1955, the timeless masterpiece encompasses themes of solitude, relationship and inner peace intertwined with the wonders of the sea.

If you are a woman in search of self, peace and your place in the world, this eloquent book will whisper your name. Enjoy!!
Copyright 2008 By-Barbara J. Kirby Davis


Patty H. said...

Adding this to my "list".

Linda Reznicek said...

I like that quote a lot.

Linda said...

Thank you for this review..I've seen the book many times and thought of buying I will.